Mohs chemosurgery

(redirected from microscopically controlled surgery)

Mohs che·mo·sur·ger·y

(mōz),
a technique for removal of skin tumors with a minimum of normal tissue, by prior necrosis with zinc chloride paste, mapping of the tumor site, and excision and microscopic examination of frozen section of thin horizontal layers of tissue, until all of the tumor is removed. More recently, the preliminary step of chemical necrosis has been omitted.

Mohs che·mo·sur·ger·y

(mōz kē'mō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
A technique for removal of skin tumors with a minimum of normal tissue, by prior necrosis with zinc chloride paste, mapping of the tumor site, and excision and microscopic examination of frozen section of thin horizontal layers of tissue, until all of the tumor is removed. The preliminary step of chemical necrosis may be omitted.

Mohs,

Frederick E., U.S. surgeon, 1910-2002.
Mohs chemosurgery - a microscopically controlled technique for removal of skin tumors. Synonym(s): microscopically controlled surgery; Mohs micrographic surgery; Mohs surgery
Mohs fresh tissue chemosurgery technique - chemosurgery in which superficial cancers are excised after fixation in vivo.
Mohs micrographic surgery - Synonym(s): Mohs chemosurgery
Mohs surgery - Synonym(s): Mohs chemosurgery
Mohs technique
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Mohs microscopically controlled surgery, recurrence, skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma
1-10) They include cryotherapy, (11-13) curettage and electrodesiccation, (14,15) intralesional immunomodulator (alpha interferon), (3,16-19) photodynamic therapy, (3,20-22) radiotherapy (23-25) surgical excision, (26-28) topical chemotherapy (5-fluorouracil cream or solution), (29,30) topical immunomodulator (imiquimod 5% cream), (19,30-32) and Mohs microscopically controlled surgery.
He was referred for excision of the tumor using Mohs microscopically controlled surgery.